Lectures

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Saturday, October 21, 2017, 2 p.m.
Lecture: Old Man of the Mountain

Location: New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park Street, Concord, NH
On May 3, 2003, the Old Man of the Mountain disintegrated and fell into Franconia Notch, resulting in the loss of an important national landmark, long the basis for the State of New Hampshire’s official emblem. For nearly 200 years people pondered how the rock profile formed and remained in place, strove to secure and preserve it, and attempted to explain its natural and unmistakably “human” profile. In this lecture, geologist Brian Fowler, former president of the Mount Washington Observatory, traces the Old Man’s geologic and human history between the discovery of the phenomenon in 1805 and its disappearance in 2003. This program is included in the price of admission to the Society.

Saturday, November 11, 2017, 2 p.m.
Lecture: New Hampshire at War

Location: New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park Street, Concord, NH
Covering all major conflicts that have affected the Granite State from the colonial period to the present, this lecture focuses on New Hampshire’s contributions to the war efforts and famous residents who participated in the conflicts. Delivered by Sue Kelly, one of the New Hampshire Historical Society’s museum educators, the 45-minute lecture will be followed by a guided tour of the Citizen Soldier section of the Discovering New Hampshire exhibition. This lecture is included in the price of admission to the Society.

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Presentation: Genealogy Research at the New Hampshire Historical Society
Location: Wolfeboro Public Library, 259 S. Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH 03894

The New Hampshire Historical Society holds a wealth of unique resources related to New Hampshire and New England to support your research into your family history. From printed and unpublished family histories and church records to rare, one-of-a-kind manuscripts, the valuable collections at the New Hampshire Historical Society are sure to have information you will not find anywhere else. Learn about how to use different types of printed sources and where to look for the information you need. Whether you are an experienced genealogist or just starting out, come find out about what you can discover at the New Hampshire Historical Society. This presentation will be led by the Society’s Library Director Sarah Galligan. Sponsored by the Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group. There is no charge for this program.

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Elizabeth Dubrulle
Director of Education & Public Programs
603-856-0604
edubrulle@nhhistory.org

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